In response to feedback from trainees; the AGITG will offer a Mini-Preceptorship in Gastric Cancer incorporated in the Annual Scientific Meeting program.

This exciting initiative will aim to cover surgical, radiation, medical oncology and translational science as aspects of study of gastric cancer.

Our Invited Faculty will nominate the seminal publications in their field for nominated trainees to review; we will then invite other trainees to present illustrative gastric cancer cases highlighting where the learned evidence could be used to assist decision making.

The Invited Faculty will have access to the trainee summaries and case presentations prior to the meeting and will provide comment and instruction on the day.

We would like our members and committees to encourage attendance at this preceptorship for their trainees.

There is no registration cost to trainees to attend the Mini-Preceptorship.  Travel for attendees will be arranged and funded by the Sponsor – Servier.


Doctor Sharon Pattison, Medical Oncologist, University of Otago, Dunedin New Zealand

Dr Mark McGregor, Medical Oncologist, Lyell McEwin Hospital & Adelaide Oncology and Haematology


Medical Oncology: Doctor Sharon Pattison & Doctor Mark McGregor (Workshop Co-Convenors)

Surgery: Associate Professor Cuong Duong, Upper GI surgeon/surgical oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne

Radiation Oncology: Professor Trevor Leong, Radiation Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Translational Science: Professor Alex Boussioutas, Deputy Director of Gastroenterology at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Gastroenterologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Epworth HealthCare


Doctor Ho Wai Derrick Siu, Medical Oncology Advanced Trainee, AGITG Clinical Research Fellow, NHMRC, CTC, Sydney

Doctor Oliver Piercey, Medical Oncology Advanced Trainee, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne


Gastric Cancer learning session

  • Faculty will nominate 3 to 5 seminal papers in their speciality.
  • Attendees are tasked with reviewing those papers and preparing presentation with slides.
  • Selected trainees to prepare cases (to be nominated by Convenor/s).
  • Expert Faculty to provide comment on papers and on clinical cases during the workshop.